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Personal Genealogical Research Website

Published 03/30/2011 and rated Ratingstars1 1 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

OneGreatFamily gives users another way to locate distant relatives and ancestors. The website operates by viewing each family tree as part of one large entity. Users can submit search criteria and OneGreatFamily will locate work submitted by others which make up the “world’s largest collaborative online family tree.” Users are also given access to a data base of more than 180,000,000 submitted and linked names. OneGreatFamily also makes sharing easy with an email or share with a link option. Users can also search popular internet resources such as Wikipedia, Google and the dictionary. Additional features present the user with intriguing stats, such as the average life span of men and women in the user’s family tree, age of the oldest and youngest members and combined stats for both genders.

What is the history and popularity of the app?

OneGreatFamily took three years to develop and includes three patents that have been filed based on the website’s technology. The website offers a number of interesting tools and unique stats that other genealogy websites do not offer. Today OneGreatFamily gives users another way to learn about their family history.

What are the differences to other apps?

OneGreatFamily offers many unique features to its users. The website focuses on giving the user access to previous work, thus pulling from one big family tree. Users can also review stats that other sites often overlook, such as the average life span of the members of a family tree.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The OneGreatFamily website invites users with a dark blue background and images of smiling people. The homepage doesn’t look as flashy as other similar sties, but it gets the job done well. Users can begin by searching for their family tree or records related to it by entering a name in the fields provided on the homepage.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the small “Sign Up Now” button in the lower, left hand corner of the pop up box that appears at the center of the OneGreatFamily homepage. The top of the registration form asks the user to select their subscription type. Next the user is asked to provide billing information such as a name, address, phone number, confirmation email address, an optional second email address and password. The last section of the form asks the user for their credit card information. The user must also check the terms and conditions box at the very bottom of the form before submitting it to OneGreatFamily.

What does it cost to use the application?

OneGreatFamily gives users three subscription plans to choose from. Each comes with the same benefits. OneGreatFamily offers a seven day free trial to new users. Once this trial is up the user must select a paid subscription to continue accessing OneGreatFamily. A monthly subscription is available for around $15 per month while a quarterly option costs around $10 per month. An annual subscription is available and costs around $7 per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

OneGreatFamily is intended for users who want to learn more about their family history. Users will have to pay after the free trial period is up, so this is definitely one for someone who is truly committed to building their family tree. Users can't try without giving credit card details.

  • Search for family tree work already completed by others
  • View unique statistics such as the average life span of those in your tree
  • Choose between a monthly, quarterly and annual subscription
  • Browse Google Maps indicating relevant locations
  • Search multiple resources, including Wikipedia and Google

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OneGreatFamily pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $6.67
(annual subscription)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $14.95
(monthly subscription)




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